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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Long, easy, reasonably protected...
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on Today at 01:33:59 PM »
Go to the NE Climbs routs area. Mount Huntington. Southern Migration and it describes the 5.6 variation that avoids the 5.9 as well

There it is:

http://www.neclimbs.com/index.php?PageName=routes&RouteID=864

On my tick list for this upcoming season!
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For pure ice, I am a huge fan of the Grivel Rambo crampons.  They're a little heavy for mixed, not the best for something that has a long approach where you're gonna do a lot of walking around in them.  But if you're looking for something specific that climbs steep ice well, it's hard to beat this fully rigid crampon.
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If you want to take great ice climbing shots you can't be belaying. you need to be solo on your own rope or with a ropegun slave who is just there to get you in possition.

You're absolutely correct, tradmanclimbz. I should have been clearer. I was trying to say that I will also be happy to belay you when I am not taking photos, as I would also just like to get out and climb. I realize that it can be a bit unnerving to trust a beginner, but if anyone has a group of people they already climb with and wouldn't mind one more person tagging along, I would promise to make it a good time. Just figured I'd throw it out there!
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Sheesh!  That's a lotta gloves.  (Maybe even a bit ridiculous.)  BITD, it was good ol' Dachstein mitts for everything.

Almost as rediculous as climbing in your belay jacket when just a softshell will do.

What's wrong with having the right tool for the job?

BTW, it is not BITD anymore. Welcome to now!
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Bla bla bla. have them, used them BINTD, loved em at the time. in reality they suck. they are not windproof and not really all that warm and as far as dexterity goes they are mittens fer christ sake ::)
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Best alpine climbing glove for sub-zero temps?
« Last post by Nick Grant on Yesterday at 10:40:02 PM »
Sheesh!  That's a lotta gloves.  (Maybe even a bit ridiculous.)  BITD, it was good ol' Dachstein mitts for everything.
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If you want to take great ice climbing shots you can't be belaying. you need to be solo on your own rope or with a ropegun slave who is just there to get you in possition.
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Who wants some awesome photos of themselves?!
« Last post by B.doscher on Yesterday at 09:14:30 PM »
Hi everyone!  I'd like to introduce myself, as I'm brand new to this forum (though I have cruised around quite a bit as a non-registered viewer).  Moderators, hopefully this is in the right place but if it isn't feel free to move it!

My name is Brent Doscher and I'm an action/adventure photographer that lives on the NH seacoast (www.brentdoscher.com).  For years I have been wanting to photograph ice climbing because of all the incredible blue ice, white snow, and of course the multicolored outerwear.  I decided to take my first ice climbing lesson a couple weeks ago with the crew at EMS schools in North Conway and instantly fell in love, for probably the same reasons that all of you love ice climbing.

But enough about me; I'll cut to the chase.  I need models for ice climbs who first and foremost want excellent photos of themselves.  Maybe you are looking for sponsors, or maybe you're looking for your next great Facebook profile picture.  Either way, if you're a moderately experienced climber, this could be an awesome opportunity to get some incredible photos. 

Here's the catch: I'm a newbie. I do have most of the necessary tools and can rent the rest, but you'll have to deal with me being not the most technically proficient climber in the world, and maybe asking you some questions along the way. I have climbed quite a few times in the summer before, but ice climbing is very new to me.  I am told I'm a very responsible and attentive belayer, for what it's worth.  :)

Let me know if this sounds like something that any of you would be interested in.  Who doesn't love photos of themselves?
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Partner Exchange / Re: Climbing partner Thursday 3/5
« Last post by angeloks on Yesterday at 09:13:47 PM »
Email sent!
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by markvnh on Yesterday at 08:50:11 PM »
300 different bombers - damn! Let's see...a bomber each week day, local brewery growler fills for the weekend and if my math is correct you get 11 rest days!
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